1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 3:27 PM

OK, so I think we have a bumblebee nest maybe under ground beneath a gutter… The problem is there are huge bumblebees all over our yard, and the kids won’t play out there in Park Ridge. And im assuming the number of bees flying around is only going to get worse as it gets warmer. Any advice and how to encourage the bees to move elsewhere? 


1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 3:35 PM

I am not sure about yours but we have them too. Under gutters in the wood overhang. They are carpenter bees. They are huge! Look and see if there are a bunch of perfect little circles in the wood? They drill them and live in there. So last year we sprayed into the holes at night ant closed them fast with foil pieces. They disappeared. Now they are back so we will do it again.

1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 3:36 PM

Tell the children they are not aggressive.

1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 4:04 PM

There are services that will do this for you. Not sure if it’s just for honey bees though. Nature Center may able to point you in the right direction.

1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 4:15 PM

Yep, that's a carpenter bee hole. They do not sting, but they look really big and they hover.

1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 4:16 PM

If they are the big fuzzy bees. Their nest might have been knocked down in the last storm. They are probably looking for a new place to build their hive. A few years ago, I had twenty of them in my house hiding in my drapes. I caught them in Tupperware and let them outside. Sealed the electric socket where they came in. They are very mild mannered.

1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 5:08 PM

Please don't kill our bees if you have any alternatives. Check the resources on this site for no-kill bee removal services. . https://www.chicagohoneycoop.com/beekeepers-who-remove

1 year ago on 05/02/2020 at 9:37 PM

If they are huge and come from the grass area they are harmless but fly like they are drunk and they make holes or like-ant hills around the ayrd